EBSIEC fixes Ebonyi LGA polls for Aug15

July 16, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) has fixed August 15 for the Local Government Area (LGA) elections in the state. The chairman of the commission, Chief Jossy Eze, during a meeting with representatives of political parties, security agencies and other stakeholders assured that the exercise would be transparent and credible. Eze said that the election formerly fixed for April Read More

Katsina health worker missing 3 years after abduction

July 15, 2020 Hamidu Sabo 0

A 30-year-old health worker with Dandume local government council in Katsina state, Jamilu Ibrahim has been missing for three years following his kidnap by suspected bandits on his duty post. Chairman, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Katsina state chapter, Comrade Muhammad Munnir Suleiman, disclosed this in a statement he issued to newsmen Wednesday in Katsina. He added, “Since Read More

El-Rufai condoles with family of slain farmer in Kaduna

July 8, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state government has condoled with the family of a farmer who was killed on his farm on Sunday in Kajuru local government area of the state.  The farmer, Mr. Jeremiah Yohanna, was declared missing on Sunday only for his dead body to be found on Monday morning.Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who Read More

Matawalle donates 200 vehicles to Zamfara security operatives

July 7, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara state,Tuesday donated brand new Hillux mobility operational vehicles to security agencies in the state. In an address of welcome during the formal handing over of the vehicles to security agencies held at Zamfara Trade Fair Complex, Gusau, the state Commissioner for  Security, Alhaji Abubakar Muhammad Dauran, appealed to security agencies to utilise the vehicles Read More

El-Zakzaky and wife on my mind

July 1, 2020 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

It is now five years since Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Shia community in Nigeria, and his wife, Zeenah, were arrested and put in detention by the Nigerian authorities following a rather bloody confrontation between his members a.k.a. the now proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and the military during which many people were killed and several others injured.Although Read More

NASS’ll support service chiefs’ sack if… – Lawan

June 22, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The President of the Senate Mr Ahmed Lawan said Sunday the National Assembly is fully in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s matching order to heads of security agencies in the country to put in their best or be sacked. Speaking to State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Lawan said Read More

Borno: How Zulum executed 326 capital projects, 49 programmes in 365 days – SSG

June 13, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, in one year executed 326 capital projects and implemented 49 policies and programmes, some of which were capital intensive. The  Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji  Usman Jidda Shuwa,  announced this Saturday in Maiduguri, the state capital. A statement issued by the SSG also said that from 21 of the capital projects,  governor Read More

Create safe climate for girl-child, NANS urges FG

June 4, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on governments at all levels, security agencies, community leaders and parents to create a safer environment for girl-child across all ages. NANS’ South-West, Deputy Coordinator, Oladimeji Uthman, made the call in a statement Wednesday in Lagos. Uthman said that urgent attention needed to be given to the safe environment of every Read More

Lockdown: Ibadan poultry farmers count loses

May 20, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Poultry farmers in Ibadan have raised alarm over an alleged loss of about N50 million day- old- chicks to alleged enforcement of interstate lockdown orders by security agencies in Oyo state. The poultry farmers raised the alarm Tuesday evening at a news conference address by the Reverend Tunde Owolabi, the managing director of an Ibadan-based hatchery, The Best Line Hatcher, Read More

COVID-19: Reps deputy minority leader hails NCDC, others

April 20, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, has commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) health workers, and various tiers of government for their efforts at managing and containing the COVID-19 pandemic. Okechukwu specially commended the Government of Enugu State in its efforts at managing the pandemic, calling on the NCDC and the Presidential Task Read More

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Lockdown: Ekweremadu condemns alleged extrajudicial killings by Police, others

April 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condemned the reported extrajudicial killings in several parts of the country by security agencies enforcing the lockdown ordered by the federal government and some states of the federation to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic. Ekweremadu, who is also a member of the seven-man International Parliamentary Taskforce on COVID-19, made his feelings Read More

Kogi govt bans sale of beef over strange cows’ death

April 10, 2020 Editor 0

Day after many cows strangely died, Kogi state government has announced a 48-hour ban on sale of beef in Lokoja and its surroundings. The Commissioner for Information and Communication Mr. Kingsley Fanwo who revealed this in a statement said already investigation has been launched over what led to the death of about twenty cattles that died while grazing on the Read More

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Niger rules out further dialogue with bandits

March 27, 2020 Editor 0

Few days after the massacre of 27 security operatives by bandits, Niger state Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello has declared that henceforth, there will no longer be dialogue between armed bandits and government in the state. Governor Sani Bello stated this  when he received in audience security chiefs led by DIG AbdulMajid Ali and AIG Zone 7 Hosae Karma at the Government House Read More

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Coronavirus: Bauchi orders schools closed

March 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As part of measures to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus infection and Lassa fever, the Bauchi state government, Sunday ordered the closure of all schools across the state with effect from Monday, March 23rd, 2020. The state governor, Bala Mohammed, announced this while addressing newsmen at the end of an emergency meeting with security agencies, religious and traditional Read More

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Adodo remains authentic NYCN president – Secretary

March 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on security agencies to immediately arrest persons parading themselves as adopted leaders of the Council, following a purported meeting of factional heads held in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers state capital. National Secretary of NYCN, Suleiman Musa, who made the call, following media reports that all factional leaders of the Council met in Read More

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Kwara bye-election: INEC to deploy 451 personnel to Patigi

March 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to deploy a total of 451 personnel to Patigi for the bye-election into the vacant seat in the state House of Assembly scheduled for March 14.The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara, Malam Garba Attahiru-Madami, stated this at a media briefing in his office in Ilorin Wednesday.The Patigi constituency seat became vacant Read More

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Makinde signs Amotekun bill into law

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, Tuesday signed the Oyo state security network and Amotekun corps bill into law. Signing the bill at the Oyo state governor’s office  in Ibadan, the  governor declared that the Amotekun security outfit was created to compliment the effort of the existing federal security agencies in keeping the peace. Specifically, the governor emphasised that the security outfit was Read More

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Herders’ menace: Okowa presents 35 pickup vans to security agencies

February 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  In order to check the menace of herdsmen, Delta state governor,  Dr Ifeanyi Okowa Monday presented  35 pickup vans to security agencies in the state. The governor, while presenting the pickup vans in Asaba charged the federal government to give the direction on what should be done to properly check the menace of criminally-minded herdsmen. Dr Okowa condemned the brazen attitude of Read More

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Police Games opportunity to enhance camaraderie among officers, sister agencies – IGP

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Inspector general of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has said that Police Games and other sporting activities provide opportunities to enhance camaraderie among Police officers and colleagues in the Armed Forces and other security agencies. Speaking during the unveiling of the logo and mascot of the 12th Nigeria Police Biennial Games tagged ‘Anambra 2020’, Monday at the Force Headquarters Read More

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No hiding place for criminals in Delta – CP

February 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Mr Hafiz Inuwa is Delta state commissioner of Police. In this interview with AMAECHI OKWARA, the crime buster says he strongly believes in taking war to the door steps of criminals rather than sudden reactions. Before you assumed office as CP, there were rising cases of cultism especially in urban cities. How do you intend to arrest the situation? You Read More

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Who will secure Nigeria?

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 In the last one week, the media space has been awash with comments by stakeholders about heightened security challenges confronting Africa’s most populous and most promising nation, Nigeria. Security concerns have led front pages in many traditional and online platforms, it has also formed discussion topics on major television and radio talk shows across the country. Renewed attacks by Boko Read More